Potentilla Scarlet Starlit description
Deep scarlet flowers in the summer over showy grey green foliage.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle of a border or patio and is easy provided there are no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).
Common name: Scarlet Himalayan Cinquefoil.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space in the middle of a flower border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It is susceptible to Vine Weevil which lay their eggs by the plant and these develop into white, banana shaped grubs that chomp the roots. Biological control is pretty good at controlling it.
Size of plant:
Height 50 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
Perennial plants for sale, also alpines, herbs, wildflowers and ornamental grasses.